North Saanich 4-H club receives financial boost from farm funder – Victoria News

The North Saanich 4-H Fowl Creatures Poultry Club won a grant of $ 500 for programs and activities from Farm Credit Canada. (Photo from Black Press Media file)

North Saanich 4-H club receives financial boost from farm funder

The $ 500 will be used to develop existing programs, fund local events

The North Saanich 4-H Volunteer and Youth Support Collective will receive $ 500 as part of a $ 100,000 pan-Canadian donation from Farm Credit Canada.

The donation will support the Fowl Creatures 4-H Poultry Club of North Saanich in initiatives and activities such as expanding existing programs, purchasing resource materials, supporting volunteers and covering costs associated with local events. The club is one of 26 clubs in British Columbia to receive the funding.

Funding is an important resource for clubs at the local level, 4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner said in a statement.

“Thanks to the support of the FCC 4-H Club Fund, young 4-H leaders have the opportunity to continue their involvement in activities and programs in the areas they are passionate about, empowering them as engaged and responsible youth. that are making positive changes not only within their communities, but around the world, ”she said.

The $ 100,000 that will be distributed to 200 Canadian 4-H clubs by the end of this year is part of a larger commitment of $ 250,000 extending through the end of 2022, providing support to the 4 -H Canada and their provincial counterparts as well as local clubs, the release says.

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